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Books for spring readings

  • John WYNDHAM: The day of the Triffids – English writer, very popular before the II. World War, wrote in 1951. one of the most famous catastrophe novels that was inspiration for zombie-movie 28 days after. When biologist Bill Masen is in the hospital, the most people in the world are blinded by an apparent meteror shower, and aggressive species of plant called Triffids starts killing people. Masen and his group will try to save the world.
  • Kim EDWARDS: The lake of dreams – Lucy comes back to her home and country after sudden death of her father ten years ago. She starts peacing together her family’s true history from the collecion of heirlooms, and realizes that the story she has always been told was a fiction. Mesmerizing and haunting story of family secrets and lies, lost love and redemption, written vividly and atmospherically from the awarded American author of The memory keeper’s daughter.
  • Barbara TRAPIDO: The travelling hornplayer – British contemporary writer born in South Africa delivers a clever, audacious, energetic and dazzling story of a group of people living in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh. They are connected by the accidental death of a teenage schoolgirl. While the characters experience love, loss, grief and plucky survival, the narrative twists are accomplished almost imperceptibly and reader is often stunned.
  • Jane ELSON: A room full of chocolate – after performing as an actress adn comedy improviser Jane Elson fell into writing stories. This novel is about Grace who must live with grumpy granddad on his farm while her mum is in the hospital. She gets very lonely and misses her mum so much that not even chocolate makes her feel better until she meets rainbow-girl Megan and her pig Claude. Lovely tale of friendship, tenacity and family.
  • Clive Staples LEWIS: The Screwtape letters – one of the intellectual giants of 20th century became famous for his fabulous Chronicles of Narnia. This novel shows us his darkest side and brings the portrayal of human life from the vantage point of the demon Screwtape. Wildly comic and strikingly original, the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood is playful, funny, challenging  and provoking to read.

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